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Update: H Mart is still happening, but it might be a while

A view of H Mart's signage in red text
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Almost exactly a year ago, we learned that H Mart will be opening its first downstate location in the former Save-A-Lot building at 221 N Broadway in Urbana. Now, the City of Urbana has shared a long awaited update. In short, plans are proceeding but the timeline is still vague.

According to the press release:

The H Mart project team has submitted their building permit documents to the City of Urbana. Simultaneously, H Mart is actively accelerating the general contractor bidding process by adopting pre bidding strategy and organizing early site visits, all intended to streamline the preparatory phase for a smoother and more efficient build.

The store will open “sometime between 2024 and 2025.” Still exciting news, we are just going to have to patiently wait for a bit.

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